Experiencing Interruptions?

The Flow

In countless days and nights, we wander amidst wakefulness and chaos. In moments of bewilderment, we often hear distant songs emanating from our vacant souls, and in a trance, we may witness the sudden blossoming of peach blossoms and the rushing tide approaching. The drizzling rain washes away the traces of urban life, stripping off the glamour. Is all of this an invitation from a dream?

  • Wenwen Zhu
  • Raymond Huang
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - School of Art Institute of Chicago
Director Biography - Wenwen Zhu

Wenwen Zhu is an artist, illustrator and animator who creates drawings, video works and multimedia installations that brim with poetic meaning and analogies. She brings visual impact through the playful composition and bizarre human shapes of images, 3D simulation, and video display. Her work reflects everyday life by examining how interactions between environment, bodies, and technologies reshape our concepts of self, nature and society.

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Director Statement

In celebrating the beauty of imperfection, I've discovered the warmth of art, especially within the tangible embrace of ink, crafting vivid contours that tell compelling stories. The power of nature, the tenacity of trees, and the ever-evolving concept of self serve as wellsprings of inspiration in my creative journey.

My path blends the elements of 2D and 3D, giving birth to a unique form of imperfect 3D. It's an exploration, a dialogue with nature and self, weaving reality with fantasy into a wondrous world that resonates with profound emotions and contemplation.